A Community Place

Advisor: Matt Keadle
Student Contact: T.B.D.

A Community Place student organization serves the homeless, working poor, seniors and children in the neighborhood by providing healthy bag lunches. The student group packs lunches at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church across the street from USC’s campus at 3651 South Vermont Avenue,  2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Dream Analysis Group

Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo

Student Contact: Griffin Damron

Thursdays, 6:30 pm, URC 106F

Our nighttime dreams are portals into the realms of the unconscious mind. Paying attention to them brings us to a higher level of consciousness, and can give profound guidance for our lives.  Our group format is based on the work of psychotherapist Jeremy Taylor .

Participants are asked to keep a dream journal and to maintain confidentiality about what is shared in the group.  More HERE


Drum Circles

Coordinator:  Rev. Jim Burklo

Join in the joy of drumming at our drum circles – open to all students/staff!  Email Jim for the current schedule.

Heartfulness Meditation

Director: Sreejith Periyadath Prasad Singamsetty
Student Contact: Ritika Barakol

USC Heartfulness helps students reduce stress and improve focus by offering free meditation sessions to explore the unlimited resources of the heart.

USC Interfaith Council

Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo — (213) 740-6110
Student Contact: Shradha Jain

The Interfaith Council welcomes all students of any or no faith tradition, every Tues, 7 pm, URC 104.   USC has more student religious groups than any other university in the United States. All USC students are invited to come to any or all IFC meetings to learn and share about faith traditions from each other. The Interfaith Council sponsors interfaith events such as Multi-Faith Week, the Prayer Reading/Burning ceremony, SOULJOURN trips to visit faith communities in LA, and the CONOCIMIENTO Alternative Spring Break Trip.


Coordinator:  Prof. Murali Nair

On Tuesdays at noon, for half an hour in the URC courtyard, Prof. Murali Nair leads students and staff in the yoga of laughter.  Dr. Nair is a professor at the USC Social Work school, and is a wellness coach.


Loving Heart Society

Director: Yu Wang
Student Contact:
Kejin Long

Music Meditation Club

Director: Jaya Chaitanya Das
Student Contact:
Vaibhav Jagannath Desai

The USC Music Meditation Club serves to alleviate participants from stress and anxiety by mindful breathing and musical meditation.  Our aim to make a positive impact on campus with a feeling of peace and creativity through the power of sound.  We provide classes on guided breathing, philosophy, yoga, mantra meditation, mindful eating, and vegan baking!
We meet every Monday at the University Religious Center, room 108, from 6pm – 9pm.  For further information, email

Native American Student Union

Director: Karras Wilson
Student Contact:
Mato Standing Soldier


SKY @ SC (formerly the USC Yoga & Mediation Club)

Director: Rachana Rathi
Student Contact: Anil Ramakrishna

USC Yoga and Meditation Club is the student outreach of the Art of Living Foundation, and offers programs on and off campus designed to assist students of any religious background to enhance their spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing through meditation and other spiritual practices as taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder.